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Blueberry & Chocolate Crumb Cheesecake – Sernik Czekoladowy z Jagodami

Posted on: 30th Aug 2009

Polish cheesecake with blueberries and chocolate base

INGREDIENTS

for the blueberry cheese layer

  • 900g cream cheese (full fat)
  • 6 medium eggs + 2 egg whites (yolks will be used for crumb layer)
  • 1½ cup icing sugar
  • 4 tbs potato flour (or other starch)
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract or even better vanilla sugar
  • 400g fresh blueberries (washed, hulled, dried)

for the chocolate crumb layer

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 egg yolks (egg whites will be used for cheese layer)
  • 1 cup golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder
  • 150g unsalted butter – a little bit more than half a bar (chopped and softened)
  • + some more butter to butter the tin

EQUIPMENT

  • two 9” (22,8 cm) round non stick cake tins or 1 large square/rectangular brownie tin
  • whisk

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients for chocolate crumbs in a bowl and mix with your hands until well combined and have crumb texture.
  2. Spread ⅔ of the dough crumbs on the bottom of buttered tin/tins, even and press them slightly down.
  3. In another bowl combine all ingredients for cheese layer, except egg whites – beat them and add at the end and blueberries.
  4. Carefully pour cheese mixture over dough crumbs in the tin, add blueberries, then top with the rest of the crumbs and bake in the oven preheated to 180°C (356°F) for about 1 hour 10 minutes.
  5. When you are half way with baking you can reduce temperature to 150°C (302°F).
  6. Use wooden skewer to check if cheese did set properly before removing from the oven.
  7. Once cheesecake is baked, leave it to cool down completely, cover in the tin with cling film and place in the fridge for couple hours or even overnight.
  8. Serve cold.

Make 16-24 servings.

NOTES

You may also try “Strawberry Crumb Cheesecake” I made recently using the same cheese layer and crumbs without cocoa powder.
Or “Sernik Czekoladowy z Kruszonką – Polish Chocolate Crumb Cheesecake” on which this cake was based.

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Margot DOLEWSKA DYER ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Comments

  1. This is so droolworthy Margot.

  2. Mmm, this looks so good. I am definitely going to try and make it :)

  3. This looks soooo yummy!!

  4. Oh my my, this is the best of all worlds – berries, chocolate AND cheesecake. Very nicely done!!!

  5. This looks so delicious Margot. Mouthwatering.

  6. choclate and cheese is the beast combo ever!! yers Blueberry & Chocolate Crumb Cheesecake looks preety and sound heavenly delicious!! a must make!
    cheers!

  7. You are the cheese cake queen! Looks absolutely delicious! Have to scout out some blueberries! The lentil mint soup/dip sounds very interesting, thanks for posting!

  8. I love that there are crumbs on top and bottom! The crust is usually my favorite part.

  9. That looks so delicious! :)

  10. You packed so may good things into this! Blueberries, chocolate, crumbs, and cheesecake!!

  11. As always, delicious!

  12. Bridget, another stellar recipe. Looks moist and luscious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Yum yum yum. Love everything about it.

  14. Looks so ‘GOOD’ and Blueberry is my FAVORITE ! !

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